Men’s Health Month

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June is Men’s Health Month. It’s important for men to be aware of their health and seek treatment of diseases.  The life expectancy for men has gone from 60.8 in 1940 to 76.4 in 2013 and the number on cause of death among men is heart disease.

One-third of U.S. men were obese in 2011–2012.  Men aged 40–59 had a higher prevalence of obesity (39.4%) than did men aged 20–39 (29%) and men aged 60 and over (32%). However, there was no difference in the prevalence of obesity between men aged 20–39 and those aged 60 and over.

The percentage of  U.S. men under the age of 65 without health insurance at time of interview which dropped from 18% in 2013 to 14.7% in 2014.  Also, the percentage of U.S. men who currently smoke cigarettes dropped slightly from 20.5% in 2013 to 18.9% in 2014.



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Page last reviewed: June 29, 2015
Page last updated: June 29, 2015